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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

(1757-1844), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 70 portraits
Addington was invited to be Prime Minister in 1801, when William Pitt resigned after the King refused to grant Catholic MPs the right to sit in Parliament. Known for his reactionary politics, Addington was opposed to the abolition of slavery and Catholic emancipation.

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The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 5774

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, engraved 1803
NPG 5774

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

'Swearing to the cutting monster or- a scene in Bow Street', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13001

'Swearing to the cutting monster or- a scene in Bow Street'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1790
NPG D13001

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12467

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 December 1792
NPG D12467

'A smoking club', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12470

'A smoking club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 February 1793
NPG D12470

'The giant factotem amusing himself', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12593

'The giant factotem amusing himself'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1797
NPG D12593

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12614

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1797
NPG D12614

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12763

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1801
NPG D12763

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12781

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1802
NPG D12781

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12788

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 8 April 1802
NPG D12788

'The nursery, with Britannia reposing in peace', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12795

'The nursery, with Britannia reposing in peace'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 4 December 1802
NPG D12795

'A phantasmagoria; - scene - conjuring-up an armed-skeleton', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12799

'A phantasmagoria; - scene - conjuring-up an armed-skeleton'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 5 January 1803
NPG D12799

'Bat-catching', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12801

'Bat-catching'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 January 1803
NPG D12801

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12807

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1803
NPG D12807

'Evacuation of Malta' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13039

'Evacuation of Malta' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published 9 February 1803
NPG D13039

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Thomas Phillips, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D23286

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Thomas Phillips, after John Singleton Copley
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23286

'The state waggoner, and John Bull - or - the waggon too much for the donkeys!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12829

'The state waggoner, and John Bull - or - the waggon too much for the donkeys!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 March 1804
NPG D12829

'Britannia between death and the doctor's', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12830

'Britannia between death and the doctor's'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1804
NPG D12830

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13106

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804
NPG D13106

'Uncorking old-sherry', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12841

'Uncorking old-sherry'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 10 March 1805
NPG D12841

'The wounded lion', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12847

'The wounded lion'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 July 1805
NPG D12847

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13110

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 17 May 1805
NPG D13110

'Le diable-boiteux, - or - the devil upon two sticks, conveying John Bull to the land of promise', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12858

'Le diable-boiteux, - or - the devil upon two sticks, conveying John Bull to the land of promise'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 February 1806
NPG D12858

'The cabinetical-balance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12859

'The cabinetical-balance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1806
NPG D12859

'Making-decent; - i.e. - Broad-Bottomites getting into the grand costume', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12860

'Making-decent; - i.e. - Broad-Bottomites getting into the grand costume'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 February 1806
NPG D12860

' - "More pigs than teats", - or - the new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12861

' - "More pigs than teats", - or - the new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 March 1806
NPG D12861

'The bear and his leader', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12866

'The bear and his leader'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 19 May 1806
NPG D12866

'Bruin in his boat, - or - the manager in distress', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12869

'Bruin in his boat, - or - the manager in distress'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 June 1806
NPG D12869

'Sketch for a monument of disappointed-justice', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12870

'Sketch for a monument of disappointed-justice'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 July 1806
NPG D12870

'Visiting the sick', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12871

'Visiting the sick'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 28 July 1806
NPG D12871

'Westminster conscripts under the training act', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12872

'Westminster conscripts under the training act'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1806
NPG D12872

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12884

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 9 January 1807
NPG D12884

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12885

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807
NPG D12885

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